a touch of gold

A few weekends ago, I was in Zara and saw the most fantastic skirt.  I knew right then it’s what I wanted to wear to the Stars Dinner.  However I didn’t want to pay $70 for it.  And of course I got struck with “I could make that!” syndrome (again.)  The key though would be finding the right material.  After searching hi and low for the gold bottom layer I finally found it on Ebay here.  It was only $7 a yard!  Then, I came across the top, sheer layer at High Fashion Fabric ($13 a yard).  My only complaint was that they didn’t have it in the “putty” color I was really looking for.  Oh well, what are you gonna do?  To finish, I used some black 2″ wide elastic and made the easiest elastic-wait skirt ever.  (See it in progress here.)  If you don’t know just how easy it is, there is a great tutorial for one here.  But mine wasn’t even that complicated because it is sans pockets and NO HEMMING required!!!  Looking at it now, I would have added MANY more pleats, but it really would have made it more of a cream color instead of what it was.  But, maybe for another day.  (It would be fun to do this in other colors.)  I accessorized with my shoes from last year, a black tank top and this black jacket.  Easiest outfit ever….

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